Hydroelectric energy is one of the most commonly used form of renewable energy in the world. This technology uses the power of moving water to generate electricity. Kenya has relied on hydropower for generations to support its growing economy.
Today, KenGen has an installed capacity of 818MW of hydroelectric power drawn from about nine large power stations (more than 10MW) and about five other small hydropower stations. Hydro accounts for about 50% of KenGen’s total installed capacity.
Some of the large hydropower plants operated by KenGen include: Masinga, Kamburu, Gitaru, Kindaruma, Kiambere, Tana, Turkwel, Sondu Miriu, and Sang’oro.